Five Ways to Tap into Playfulness as a Parent – and Why

To be playful is the nature of the soul. How we know this is by looking at children. The unconditioned human (and all mammal younglings for that matter) enter the world with a drive and a need to play. Playfulness is how we learn, connect, and grow. This is not a controversial point – we… Continue reading Five Ways to Tap into Playfulness as a Parent – and Why

Nothing More Magnetizing Than a Playful Parent

I’m experimenting with playfulness. What happens when I’m playful? What are the results? Yesterday’s results told me that there is nothing more relishable, magnetizing, and safer for a child than a playful parent. I’m starting to think that playfulness is the nutrient families are lacking and are deficient in and deprived of. And when we… Continue reading Nothing More Magnetizing Than a Playful Parent

What’s on the Other Side of Stressed Uptight Parenting… Hint: Playful Parenting

Last night my family and I played together! It was satisfying, and interesting how we all found a meaningful role to play, resonating with our unique personalities… I was the mama bird and my body made a nest on the couch. Our 4 yr old and 6 yr old sons were the birds hiding in… Continue reading What’s on the Other Side of Stressed Uptight Parenting… Hint: Playful Parenting

The Risks and Benefits of Entering a Child’s World

There are risks to diving into a child’s world! For many of us parents, it’s not an easy choice to leave our own worlds completely behind and to be with children wherever they are at. I’d like to discuss the pros and cons of such a choice, of being with children where they are at.… Continue reading The Risks and Benefits of Entering a Child’s World